Who do you want to show up as in the world? What does that look like or even mean? I think about all the words that have been spoken over my life and I am just in awe of how much God thinks of me, but you know what else? I also thought of what little I thought of myself.
How about you? Have you ever had someone tell you what they see in you and then directly come back with a reason as to why it’s not true? We do it all the time. Someone could walk up to you and say you look beautiful in that top and here we go “This old thing or giiirrrrl I just threw this on!” We have to stop!
Get out of your own way! PLEASE
God has been dealing with me about showing up and at first, I thought it was just about becoming a different person. Which in part is true. As we all transition in life we evolve and adapt to the situation or narrative that we are in. The person I was in high school is surely not the same person I am today I have transformed for the better and I have a proven track record that shows me that I can adapt and so do you
So now what is really stopping you from walking into your destiny? Your purpose? The idea of the current you walking into something new terrifies you or maybe it’s all the pressure you put on yourself to do a thing you’ve never done but if we are honest our entire lives is that. We walked when we never have before. We learned how to drive a car and navigate the road for others which is also something we never have done before. Some of us have learned how to cook. We pay bills. All skills we did not have until it was necessary to walk into a new version of yourself.
Now it’s time to take the limits off. I am so concerned about how many people would not read this blog or watch my podcast or even care because there are so many other talented people out here doing their thing. BUT HONESTLY the only difference between me and them is that they had the AUDACITY to believe!
WE NEED THE AUDACITY because WHY NOT? You can do everything God has laid before you. You just need to develop the AUDACITY in you.
Okay so how do we do that….
1st You NEED TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE. Not just your name and current title or that you are Latrise’s daughter. You need to know what the word says about you. Some common go to scriptures are Ephesians 2:10 (For you are God’s masterpiece!); Jeremiah 1:5(You were created on purpose for purpose); Psalms 139:14 (GOD MADE YOU BOMB!!! PERIODT) Of course the interpretation of the scripture is mine alone. I recommend you going through the bible and seeing what God says about you. His word is life and if you take the time to sit with you it, God will speak to you through it! However, the above scriptures are excellent places to start!
2nd You need to pick a scripture to stand on when you are feeling out of pocket and your AUDACITY Tank is running low! What will hype you up about walking in GOD’s PURPOSE
One that does it for me is the God QUALIFIED ME WHEN HE CALLED ME and that is not the word verbatim but that is my takeaway! As long as I have God’s permission, I DON’T NEED YOURS or ANYBODY else’s approval in order to BE ME!
And FINALLY, you need to develop an action plan!
SIR/MA’AM Faith without WORKS IS DEAD! AIN’T no more sitting around! IT’S TIME TO GO TO WORK! YOU NEED TO MAKE THE CHANGE
So, I’ll share what that looks like for me
Here is my list of affirmations I created for myself to repeat God’s word to me every morning
Feel free to use it for yourself
I stand on these two scriptures below, but I also have an amazing circle who puts fire under me when I am feeling down. If you cannot think of one person you can call to hype you up and pray for you, then you need to re-exam your circle. In the meantime, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)! I will PUSH YOU!
Jeremiah 1:5 AMPC Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
Ephesians 2:10 NLT ‘For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. ‘
WRITE THE VISION! Sit down with God and ask Him what I am supposed to be doing right now to prepare and position myself. Write it down and put it somewhere where you can see it!!
Get you an ACCOUNTABLITY PARTNER
You can do this! There is no quit in you!
I love you!
Until Next Time!